| 2019-03-22 14:53:52|
DVY, VIG… 14:53 03/22 03/22/19
On The Fly: ETF fund flow highlights
For the week fund flows were very heavy, which may reflect tax season and approaching quarter end. Per data from ETF.com, the skew in flows was close to evenly split with a ratio of 1.1 to the redemptions side. Redemptions were largely from dividend-bearing funds at over 43% of outflows. Those flows were from the iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY), Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG), Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD), and Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM). Vanguard Mid-Cap (VO) and Vanguard Value ETF (VTV) also saw substantial outflows. These two groups combined accounted for over 70% of outflows. On the creations side the bulk of flows went to S&P 500 related funds at over 38%. Those funds were the iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV), the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO), and the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY). The single largest inflow was to the Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) which alone accounted for over 26% of creations. The iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) was also a fund with significant inflows at over 15.2% In sum index fund products accounted for over 80% of creations.
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